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City commissioners approve loan for overhauling infrastructure

Commissioner Tommie Postell says the infrastructure is needed to repair roads in Albany. (Source:WALB) Commissioner Tommie Postell says the infrastructure is needed to repair roads in Albany. (Source:WALB)
Albany city leaders vote to apply for loan to repair roads and sewer systems in the city. (Source:WALB) Albany city leaders vote to apply for loan to repair roads and sewer systems in the city. (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany city commissioners approved a plan to overhaul aging infrastructure.

The city will apply for a $40 million loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to repair streets and sewer lines.

They said the work needs to start soon.

"I concur with the other commissioner that we need to do this because we need to make sure that Albany come up to date with some of their repairs to streets," said Commissioner Tommie Postell.

The city will pay back the loan with sales tax revenue.

City leaders plan to start working soon to encourage voters to approve an extension of the special purpose local option sales tax later this year.

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